Oculus VR has Out-Innovated the Rest of the Games Industry Again

By Matt Hill on at

We all know Oculus chief Palmer Luckey's virtual-reality dream has been iterating at a rate of knots since its cash injection from Facebook, but it's got to a point where his firm is discarding prototypes before he's had the chance to be showered in adoration and rose bunches for them.

The Golden Joysticks, the UK's premier gaming gong-giving ceremony, has just handed its Innovation of the Year award to Oculus for the second year in a row, this time for its March-launched DK2 developer kit, the one our Gerald sampled Interstellar on yesterday and which, as you probably know, looks a bit like this…

Of course, Luckey and co are now using the even more impressive Crescent Bay units themselves, pictured top, which were unveiled in September and bring 360-degree tracking to the "lose your shit then stick it on YouTube" party. Maybe they'll win an award for that next summer, when Oculus has moved on to the consumer version.

Other notable winners from today's event at London's IndigO2 were Dark Souls II (game of the year), Steam (platform of the year) and Metal Gear master Hideo Kojima for services to cut scenes (lifetime achievement). [Golden Joysticks]